Barbear’s IO Reflection

Where I was… Way back in the good old days, I ran for Kilbarchan AAC, loved running, racing and feeling ‘fit’. I had my daughter at 33 and from then on my fitness regime was sporadic. It was always a challenge trying to fit in ‘me’ time, working full time and being a...

Do we use too much too much?

The dangers of too much protein, particularly the intake from supplements has been in the news this week, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/health-40263925/warning-over-protein-supplements-use. It comes up almost yearly as the fitness industry is generally driven by fear...

5 Ways To Stop Weekend Overeating

  Do you ever find yourself overeating (or overboozing…) at the weekend? Don’t worry, here’s some tips to help you stop the weekend binge! 1. Aim for ‘good enough’ instead of ‘perfect’ It’s common for people to want...

Blurred Lines

I like to play Football Manager, it’s possibly the most boring game to describe to anyone in the world. You pick a team and they play matches and then you manage your budgets etc. I do know that I am not a football manager. These type of simulation games are so...

Carb back loading – the new fad?

The fitness industry is like any other industry in the sense that they take relatively simple concepts and put them through a marketing machine and they become this unique, fat blasting in a day, live forever fad that people become obsessed with. This one has been...

Have you got a deficiency?

What is a balanced diet? The answer to this seems to change depending on who you ask. The best explanation I have seen to sum up a good diet is by Michael Pollan, the Author of “In defense of food”. he said that people should Eat food. Mostly plants, not...